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Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick: My Picks

The best drugstore lipstick range for its creamy formulation, pigmentation, color range, and price, in my opinion, is Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick. I have and have had several shades, and there are many more that I would like to try. They rival any department store brand and continue to prove one does not need to spend a lot of money on deeply rich, vivid, and comfortable lipsticks. Below are my

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Current A.M. & P.M. Skincare Routine – August 2019

My morning skincare routine: Step 1: Cleanse/Exfoliate MD Complete Restoring Cleanser – I’ve been using this drugstore cleanser morning and night. It’s affordable, hydrating and contains aloe vera, chamomile, and green tea. It removes make-up and leaves my skin feeling nourished. Dr. Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask – I’ve loved Dr. Sebagh products for years and this one is a favorite. A few mornings per week, I apply this exfoliating mask.

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Makeup Favorites: July 2019

Catrice Light Correcting Serum Primer in Candlelight – I love this inexpensive liquid primer. Use under makeup for a soft glow. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation – This has been a longtime favorite foundation of mine. It works best for me when applied with a sponge and I can push it into the skin for light coverage. I use shade No. 51 Light Vanilla. Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer – I like

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Hall of Fame: French Skincare You Can Buy In The USA

If you’re a connoisseur of quality skincare, a stroll through any French pharmacy is a self-care experience like no other. I’ve spent hours perusing the jam-packed shelves for products that will support the health of my skin, transform and diminish fine lines, and treat any skincare ailments or needs. Fortunately, many products that I’ve come to love are available to purchase online or in stores in the United States. We

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Hall of Fame: Nail Care

Full disclosure. I do not have long and pretty nails. I used to bite my nails when I was younger. Now, I pick at them when I’m stressed or nervous. I can stop myself from time to time when I make a conscientious effort to do so and implement a strict nail care regimen. Below are a few products and treatments that help me attain relatively decent nails as well

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Hall of Fame: After-Shower Body Oils & Creams

If your skin is dry as a desert as is mine, you may want to check out a few of my after shower body care heroes.  I’m on about my fifth can of Vaseline Spray Moisturizer.  I’ve used all three varieties; cocoa butter, total moisture, and this aloe version.  They are easy to use, super moisturizing, and very affordable.  Available at drugstores. Goe Oil by Jao is pure luxury.  It’s on the

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Makeup Favorites: May 2019

Erborian BB Creme 5 in 1 Baby Skin Effect SPF 20 – This is one of my favorite BB creams of all time and I have been wearing it most days rather than a foundation. If my complexion is clear, I prefer the sheerness of a BB cream. It offers minimal coverage and makes my skin look dewy. I use the lightest shade: Clair. Available online. NYX HD Photogenic Concealer

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Pharmacy: Korean Beauty

I can never pass up a Korean beauty market when I spot one.  K-Beauty is everywhere these days, from the drugstore to department stores.    I have a post about my favorite K-beauty products coming soon but I wanted to list some of my favorites stores and online sources.  Online sources are convenient but physical locations are so much fun to browse in person.  I can easily lose myself for

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Hall of Fame: Eyeliner

Below are my current favorite eyeliner formulations and shades.  All of them meet my criteria: creamy and richly pigmented, apply very smoothly, don’t tug on the eyes, and last all day. Quality eyeliners will last quite some while others dry up rapidly.  If you have an eyeliner that you haven’t used in a while, do err on the side of caution and sharpen it before you apply it to your

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Current A.M. & P.M. Skincare Routine – April 2019

Step 1: Cleanse Pixi Peel & Polish – I like this fresh and fruity physical exfoliator. It wakes up my skin in the morning. Pixi is also available at Target. Step 2: Serum ISDIN Flavo-C Serum – I bought a few skincare products in Madrid last year and a couple of products from the Spanish skincare range, ISDIN. These Vitamin C serum ampules come with a lid that allows you

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